Friday, May 15, 2015

Turkey Talk for Nova Scotia

Small Flock turkey growers in Nova Scotia are in trouble, under attack from the Turkey Mafia.  Here are some letter of support for our members and friends Down East.

In a previous Blog posting (see Turkey Trauma ), we described the loss of an important, small abattoir-butcher shop in Millbrook NS, run by Gordon Fraser.  We described how the supply of turkey poults (young turkeys) to small flock turkey farmers has been cut off from Larkin Bros. in PEI.  With no source of poults, and nowhere to get your fully grown turkey butchered, the small flock turkey farmers of Nova Scotia have been totally stranded and beached on the rocky shore of Supply Management.  The Turkey Mafia have done their dirty work very successfully.  They made no coup de grace, but indirectly made the fatal blows that will cause the withering on the vine.  A sneak attack from the rear.

In support of our brothers and sisters in Nova Scotia, SFPFC has written a number of letters to call attention to this mean spirited attack by the Turkey Mafia.

Here are copies of the letters we sent so all to see:

Email 1: To the Liberal Government of Nova Scotia (Premier, Minister of Health, Minister of Agriculture), and local MLA Karla MacFarlane, PC

Email 2: To News 95.7 FM (Halifa NS), thanks for their news coverage of Turkey Trauma in NS

Email 3: Request for additional Ag. News coverage of Turkey Trauma in NS

Email 4: To MLA Karla MacFarlane (PC), Pictou West NS

What more can we do to expose these insideous, indirect attacks on the small flock turkey farmers of Nova Scotia?

While Nova Scotia's small flock turkey farmers are under attack today, don't think that this is the end of the SM Mafia's attack on Small Flockers.  If you breath a sigh of relief that you have escaped their persecution, think again.  Political apathy will seal our fate.

They Thought They Were Free
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
 Martin Niemöller ( 1892 - 1984), a German Lutheran pastor
and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany
speaking of the Jewish Holocaust in Nazi Germany

No comments:

Post a Comment

Off-topic commercial spam that's posted so as to help sell your wares will be deleted.

On-topic comments, where you behave yourself and play nicely, will remain posted; whether they are pro or con. Everybody needs to fully understand all points of view so that we can find a solution that encompasses everybody's concerns. Give it your best shot.

If you decide to post, your posting becomes part of the public record, and SFPFC has full rights to use it (or not) in any reasonable manner or medium that suits our purposes.

Before posting, please proofread, and correct as necessary. If you subsequently discover a need to fix your previous posting, make an additional posting that refers to the original posting, then set the record straight.